Elli.Q reminds lonely elderly people to take medication, talk to family and stay active
The Telegraph: AI robot 'friend' launched to chat and play games with lonely elderly
A talking robot which chats to elderly people, reminding them to take their medication and stay active, has been launched in London.
Elli.Q, which is one of the most advanced social companion robots in the world, has been designed to convey emotion through different speech tones, lights and body language to be as engaging as possible.
The little robot suggests activities such as reading, going for a walk, playing games to keep mentally active or phoning friends and family.
And she is programmed to learn what her owner enjoys, gradually tailoring her programming to fit.
Elli.Q has been developed by Intuition Robotics to prevent older people feeling socially isolated, and keep them connected to family and friends.
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ZC Editor: I can see this being valuable for seniors who live alone.